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What is Dermatofibroma?

What is Dermatofibroma?

  • Dermatofibroma: A benign skin growth that usually occurs on the legs but may affect the arms or trunk. The growth is usually discolored and contains hard, scar-like tissue. A minor injury such as an insect bite or a thorn can result in a dermatofibroma. The color of the nodule is variable (brown, pink, skin-colored, yellow, purplish).
  • Dermatofibroma: Also known as dermatofibroma, this is a solitary, slowly growing nodular mass, most often affecting the extremities. It is composed of fibrous and histiocytic cells which infiltrate the dermis and occasionally the underlying subcutaneous tissue. Usually local excision is curative. Recurrences are reported only in a small minority of cases. -- 2003
    Source - Diseases Database

Dermatofibroma: Introduction

Types of Dermatofibroma:

Broader types of Dermatofibroma:

Who gets Dermatofibroma?

Gender Ratio for Dermatofibroma: female:male 4:1

How serious is Dermatofibroma?

Complications of Dermatofibroma: see complications of Dermatofibroma

What causes Dermatofibroma?

Causes of Dermatofibroma: see causes of Dermatofibroma

What are the symptoms of Dermatofibroma?

Symptoms of Dermatofibroma: see symptoms of Dermatofibroma

Complications of Dermatofibroma: see complications of Dermatofibroma

Onset of Dermatofibroma: usually occurs during middle age

Dermatofibroma: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Dermatofibroma.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Dermatofibroma.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Dermatofibroma: Dermatologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Dermatofibroma.
Treatments for Dermatofibroma: see treatments for Dermatofibroma
Research for Dermatofibroma: see research for Dermatofibroma

Name and Aliases of Dermatofibroma

Main name of condition: Dermatofibroma

Other names or spellings for Dermatofibroma:

Histiocytoma, Sclerosing angioma Source - Diseases Database


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